Vision, Mission, Priorities, Initiatives
The Washington Research Library Consortium will be a catalyst creating synergies among the partner universities to enable the success of learning and scholarship.
The Washington Research Library Consortium is a collaborative partnership providing proactive and responsive, innovative, cost-effective access to shared information resources, services and expertise.
- Approved by the WRLC Board of Directors, December 1, 2010
- Creating coordinated collections
- Creating a robust infrastructure for discovery and access
- Ensuring the long-term preservation of physical and digital information resources
- Sharing expertise
FY 2014 Initiatives
Creating Coordinated Collections
Develop a shared vision and framework for coordinated/collaborative collections.
Plan and initiate consortial demand driven acquisition of e-books.
Implement collection analysis by Sustainable Collection Services to identify rarely held monographs and unneeded duplication. Use the results to enhance our bibliographic records and manage our shared collections.
Creating a Robust Infrastructure for Discovery & Access
Successfully implement the consortial Summon discovery tool.
Evaluate library services platform (Next-Gen system) to replace existing ILS and recommend next steps.
Simplify and improve sharing of e-journal articles by considering a redesign of CLS or implementation of an alternative vendor such as OCLC.
Identify and implement a new infrastructure for digital collections that can accommodate complex digital objects.
Assess data management needs of the partner universities and develop a recommendation on how we can collaboratively create services to manage and preserve datasets.
Ensuring the Long-Term Preserving of Physical and Digital Information Resources
Build Shared Collections Facility 3.
Complete disaster preparedness plan for the Shared Collections Facility.
Build a business plan for collaboratively creating digital collections.
Create a highly usable and intuitive Intranet for member staff that effectively communicates information about the WRLC while at the same time efficiently facilitating engagement with and among the partner universities.
Maintain an ongoing program of shared professional development through the WRLC Forums and by other means.